The consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, even in small quantities, can have serious consequences on a child's health.
Alcohol passes from maternal blood to the fetus through the placenta and affects the fetus.
- Alcohol consumed by a pregnant woman passes into the baby's blood stream. The liver and kidney's of the baby are too immature and are unable to eliminate the alcohol..
- The more alcohol consumed in early pregnancy , the more the risk to the fetus there is.
- The central nervous system of the fetus is affected.
- Fetal Alcoholism is the leading cause of non-genetic mental handicaps in children .
The current recommendation is to not consume any alcohol during pregnancy and before conception.
Even very low daily amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can cause complications
- Stunted fetus
- Risk of Miscarriage
- Mental disorders or child behavior disorders:
- Mental retardation
- Learning disabilities.
- Attention deficit disorder.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol during pregnancy
- Abnormalities of the baby's face
- Low birth weight and small stature
- A malformation of the skull and brain and nervous disorders
- The central nervous system is affected which can lead to developmental delays, low intelligence and learning disabilities, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders and/or memory disorders, aggressive behavior and difficulty in solving problems.
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